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    William Shakespeare is known as one of the greatest writers or poets in history. He is widely known as the greatest writer in the English language, and also known as the “Bard of Avon”. Some of Shakespeare’s first plays were performed at the Globe including: Julius Caesar, Hamlet, King Lear and some others. The Globe is one of the most famous theatres there is. The first Globe was built by the company Shakespeare was in, the Lord Chamberlain’s Men. Richard Burbage was the company’s leading actor. They had played at the Theatre, built by the Burbage family on land leased from a Mr Allen. In 1597. Disaster struck the Globe in 1613. On 29 June, at a performance of Shakespeare’s Henry VIII, some small cannons were fired. They didn’t use cannon…

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    When the Globe was built, theatres had only been around for roughly five years. Not only was William Shakespeare an amazing playwright, he helped design one of the first theatres! The beautiful Globe Theatre lied on the south of the river Thames (Mabillard). One woman described it as “one of the most elaborate and attractive theatres built.” The Theatre, The Globe, and The Second Globe were beautiful and exceptional buildings during the life of William Shakespeare. To understand the history of…

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    During the 1500’s and 1600’s theaters were a big deal expecially from one group in particular, the Lord Chamberlain’s Men. Their first theater was simply called Theatre, in 1576 James Burbage leased a plot of land in London for 21 years with permission to build from Giles Allen then built a Theatre. All was well until 1597 when the 21 year lease ended and Giles Allen did not approve of the whole theatre idea. He then raised the price of the lease to an exorbitant level. The Lord Chamberlain’s…

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    theatre which was built in 1576. It is a very interesting place considering all of the plays, and the famous people that watched, wrote or even took part in the plays. Some of the most popular plays in the world were shown and acted out in the globe theatre. The exact pinpoint location is currently unknown, they have only been able to get an idea of its location by finding pieces of the original globe. It is thought to have been located between the modernday Southwark Bridge Road, and as far as…

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    Globe theatre once stood. In 1597 the construction for “The Theatre” was started in London by Giles Allen. Later the project was demolished by the Lord Chamberlain's Company. Burbage then decided a new location for the project at south bank river Thames in Southwark in 1998. It was to be built by a master carpenter named Peter Smith occupied by help. The project was to be…

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    The Belasco Theater is located in the heart of mid-town Manhattan, and it is formerly known as the Stuyvesant Theater. The Belasco is the brainchild of American Architect George Keister. Keister designed the Belasco Theater for Impresario (Financier) David Belasco. Belasco was an American Director and Playwright whose works include the first adaptation of the short story Madame Butterfly. David, was not only a talented writer but also skilled at stage lighting and special effects. The…

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    Elizabethan Theatres, And How Theatres Have Changed Theatre, like most things, has evolved over the years, and is vastly different from what it was five hundred years ago. Macbeth by William Shakespeare was written during the Elizabethan era, which had playhouses which are very different from twenty first century theatres. The first Elizabethan playhouse in England was built in 1576, just outside of London’s city boundaries. Simply named The Theatre, this building lead way for The Curtain, The…

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    The Elizabethan Era 1. The Elizabethan Era was a period between 1558 and 1603 which was ruled by Queen Elizabeth. Her reign developed in literacy and expansion overseas. The term ‘Elizabethan’ meant someone who lived during the reign of Queen Elizabeth the first. People such as William Shakespeare were an Elizabethan. 2. During the Elizabethan, England’s greatest rivalries were Spain. The war took place in between the years 1586 and 1603. Since England was a Protestant country which is a…

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    James Burbage, with the help of his friends and family. Most of Shakespeare's plays, such as “Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Othello, King Lear, and Hamlet,” were first played in this theatre (Alchin). It was burned down in 1613, rebuilt in 1614, and destroyed by the Puritans in 1644 (”Globe Theatre”). A cannon that was fired during a performance caused the thatched roof, made up of straw, to catch fire, destroying the theater in less than two hours. It was rebuilt in the same place with the same…

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    “ I regard the theatre as the greatest of all art forms, the most immediate way in which a human being can share with another the sense of what it is to be a human being.” (Oscar Wilde) Many people, much like Oscar Wilde, share the love of theatre. Theatre, or other play like performances, have been around since the beginning of time. They first evolved from simple storytelling, to huge productions, much like the Broadway Theatre. This form of entertainment first gain traction in popularity, in…

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